The Silk road (04.08 - 10.09)

Europe ... April - July 2008
Rivers of France and Germany
Along the Danube river 

Turkey ... July - August 2008 ... Photos Turkey
Byzance!
Iran or not Iran?
Three on the road
Tukish hospitality

At last, the Black Sea!
Back home!
Will we manage to leave the Black sea?
Back in the mountains
Last days in Turkey 

Iran ... September 2008 ... Photos Iran
Persia, here we come!
Did you say pollution?
Isfahan, city of wonders
Persepolis, the magic city
Zoro(astrianism) is back
Back to pollution! Sorry, civilisation...
Pilgrimage

Turkmenistan ... October 2008 ... Photos Turkmenistan
Between dictatorship and megalomania, some very friendly people

 


Uzbekistan ... Octobre 2008 ... Photos Uzbekistan

Welcome to Uzbekistan
The coton road
What a record!

Kazakhstan ... May 2009 ... Photos Kazakhstan
Meeting up with the family
On the bike again  


Khirghistan ... June 2009 ... Photos Khirghistan
No more steppes… Here come the mountains!

Around the lake Issyk Kul
Going up
Down in the valley…

Final dirt tracks

China ... July - August 2009 ... Photos China
China - Kashgar to Turfan and Shanghai 


Distances
France
14/04  Gardanne - Eguilles   20 km
15/04  Rognes                     20 km
16/04  Cavaillon                  42 km
17/04  Vedene                     30 km
19/04  Pont St Esprit            50 km
20/04  Viviers                      47 km
21/04  Baix                          41 km
22/04  Valence                     36 km
23/04  Tain l'Hermitage        24 km 
24/04  St Rambert d'Albon    32 km
25/04  Grenoble                   train
01/05 
Villefranche sur Saone  train
02/05  Pruzilly                      42 km
04/05  Tournus                     64 km
05/05  Dole                           train
06/05  Besancon                   67 km
07/05  Isle sur le Doubs         63 km
08/05  Belfort                       52 km
09/05  Mulhouse                   50 km

Germany & Switzerland
10/05  Neuenburg                 30 km
12/05 
Möhlin (S)                 64 km
13/05  Zurzach (S)               54 km
14/05  Schaffausen (S)         42 km
15/05  Horn                         34 km
16/05  Dingelsdorf               33 km
18/05  Tuttlingen                 64 km
19/05  Sigmaringen              54 km
20/05  Riedlingen                 36 km
21/05  Ersingen                   65 km
22/05  Riedheim                  47 km
25/05  Dillingen                   35 km
26/05  Neuburg                    76 km
27/05  Herrnsaal                  80 km
28/05  Straubing                  85 km
29/05  Neslbach                   69 km

Austria
30/05  Inzell                        82 km
01/06  Au                            86 km
02/06  Melk                         84 km
03/06  Tulln                         84 km
04/06  Vienne                      44 km
07/06  Petronnell-Carnuntum  63 km

Hungary
08/06  Dunakiliti                  69 km
09/06  Gyor                         60 km
11/06  Komarom                  60 km
12/06  Esztergom                 65 km
13/06  Budapest                   74 km
17/06  Dunafoldvar              101 km
18/06  Baja                         100 km

Serbia
19/06  Backi Monostor          87 km
20/06  Vukovar                    86 km
21/06  Beocin                      69 km
23/06  Belgrade                   101 km
26/06  Deliblato                   80 km
27/06  Brnjica                      93 km
28/06  Tekija                       82 km
29/06  Brza Palanka              52 km

Bulgaria
30/06  Vidin                         97 km
02/07  Orjahovo                   134 km

Romania
03/07  Ciuperceni                 91 km
04/07  Giurgiu                     117 km
05-06/07 Istanbul                 train

Turkey
18/07  Istanbul - Uzuntarla   85 km
19/07  Gumusova                80 km
20/07  Caydurt                    75 km
21/07  Yenicaga                  28 km
22/07  Cerkes                     92 km
23/07  Avsar                       88 km
24/07  Hacihamza               61 km
25/07  Osmancik                 44 km
27/07  Amasya                    109 km
29/07  Samsun - Unye          bus + 98 km
03/08  Göreme                    bus
12/08  Unye                         bus
16/08  Fatsa                        20 km
17/08  Giresun                     82 km
18/08  Tirebolu                    48 km
19/08  Darica                       72 km
21/08  Erzurum                    22 km + bus
24/08  Pasinler                     48 km
25/08  Karakurt                    79 km
26/08  Kagizman                   73 km
27/08  Igdir                          96 km
28/08  Dogubeyazit               54 km
31/08  Frontiere                   38 km 

Iran

01/09  Frontiere - Margan  80 km
02/09  Kashk Saray            96 km
03/09  Sufiyan                   81 km
04/09  Tabriz                    30 km
07/09  Teheran                  bus
11/09  Isfahan                   train
14/09  Shiraz                     bus 
16/09  Yazd                       bus
21/09  Teheran                  train 
29/09  Shourlaq (caravanserail)  106 km + 30 km camionnette
30/09  Sarakhs                   66 km

Turkmenistan
01/10  Sarakhs - Mary         16 km + 180 km taxi
02/10  Zahmet                    97 km
03/10  Repetek                   103 km
04/10  Turkmenabat            82 km

Uzbekistan
05/10  Turkmenabat - Drumen   80 km
06/10  Boukhara                        57 km
15/10  Malikrabot (Navoi)          95 km
16/10 Yandiqorgon                    85 km
17/10  Samarcande                   108 km
21/10  Razies                            49 km
22/10  Khawas                          142 km
23/10  Tashkent                       148 km

Back on the Silk road in May 2009

Kazakhstan

29/05  Almaty – Novo Aleksivka             35 km
30/05  Karakyryk                                  70 km
31/05  Bayseit                                      35 km
01/06  Kokpek                                      33 km
02/06  Sharin canyon                            41 km
04/06  Kegen                                       73 km

 

Khirghistan

06/06  Kegen – Chong Suu                     60 km
07/06  Karakol                                     77 km
11/06  Tamga                                      90 km
12/06  Bokonbayev                               51 km
13/06  Balykchy                                    97 km
14/06  Bichkek                                     15 km + bus
16/06  Kochkor                                     10 km + bus
17/06  Telek                                        52 km
18/06  Song Köl                                     46 km
20/06  Tour de Song Köl                        44 km
21/06  Bash Kaingendy                          77 km
22/06  Kyzyl Oi                                     62 km
23/06  Suusammyr                                43 km
24/06  Otmok                                      70 km
25/06  Toktogul                                    88 km
28/06  Ketmen Topo                             63 km
29/06  Karaköl                                     50 km
30/06  Tash Komur                               68 km
01/07  Osh                                           Bus
09/07  Gulchö                                       84 km
10/07  Sofu Korgon                                40 km
14/07  Sary Tash                                    66 km
15/07  Sur la route                                 41 km
16/07  Irkeshtam                                   37 km

 

Chine … 1686 km

17/07  Wuqia                                        139 km
18/07  Kashgar                                      98 km
25/07  Sur la route                                127 km
26/07  Bachu                                         174 km (8h55 sur le vélo)
28/07  Aksu                                           137 km + 100 km en camion
31/07  Alar                                            134 km
02/08  Shaya                                         187 km (9h23 sur le vélo/12h au total)
03/08  Kucha                                         69 km
05/08  Luntai                                        108 km
07/08  Korla                                          177 km
17/08  Heshuo                                       97 km
18/08  Toksum                                      179 km + 35 km en camion
19/08  Tulufan (Turfan)                          60 km
22/08  Xi’an                                           train
31/08  Shanghai                                     train

Japon … 1736 km

10/09  Osaka                                         ferry
13/09  Miyazaki                                     ferry
14/09  Iemura                                       63 km
15/09  Sakurajima                                 103 km
16/09  Kirishima                                    62 km
17/09  Ebino Kogen (Shiratori Onsen)       28 km
18/09  Yuyama                                      71 km
19/09  Kunimi                                        56 km
20/09  Aso                                            77 km
22/09  Beppu                                         94 km
23/09  Yawatahama - Uwajima               Ferry + 46 km                           
24/09  Kubokawa                                  94 km
25/09  Kochi                                          79 km
26/09  Otoyo                                         50 km
27/09  Myoshi                                        89 km
28/09  Wakayama                                  76 km
29/09  Nara                                           108 km
01/10  Kyoto                                         64 km
05/10  Tour Kyoto                                  27 km
09/10  Inazawa                                     146 km
10/10  Hamamatsu                                121 km
11/10  Numazu                                      152 km
15/10  Tokyo                                         130 km